In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month April, the Irregardless Cafe features one of America’s great jazz vocalists: Giacomo Gates.
Treat yourself to this special evening with Giacomo Gates. His sheer joy, exuberance and wit makes him one of jazz’ most compelling artists. Gates deep, cognac baritone and his vintage-hipster phrasing and bearing upholds his deceptively easy nonchalance.
“Gates is one of the most extraordinary singers working in jazz today, the owner of a joyful baritone who has synthesized a host of influences – Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks and Sinatra among them – and turned them into something uniquely his own.” Glenn Whipp, LA Daily News
Irregardless Cafe is Raleigh’s longest running Music Venue – having featured live musical entertainers every night of the week for 43 years! Local and touring Jazz musicians perform, as well as ‘Blue Grass Wednesdays’, folk and popular music talents occasionally.
$15 cover will be charged after 9 pm for Giacomo Gates on April 7th
With performance, enjoy specialty cocktails, local brews, fine wines with meal
Gates plays all the major U.S. clubs, New York’s Birdland, Smoke, Jazz Standard, Blue Note, and Dizzy’s,Philadelphia’s Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Blues Alley and The Kennedy Center in D.C., Scullers in Boston and Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Dazzles in Denver, The Jazz Bakery in LA, Pearl’s in San Francisco. He also performs at major festivals like Detroit/Montreux, Telluride, Caramoor, Sedona, Rochester, Syracuse, Clearwater, Fairbanks Summer Arts, California’s Jazz at the Plazz, and New York’s Lost Shrine Series, as well as at countless universities and jazz societies. Giacomo’s enormous appeal and popularity are obvious from the many repeat engagements he has had at these venues. His international touring includes several tours of Russia, Italy and Belgium, teaching in Europe and three Australian tours.
Gates has seven heavily acclaimed CD’s, the last four with Savant Records…his most recent release “What Time Is It?” in April 2017. His previous releases, “The Revolution Will Be Jazz-The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron” reached #1 for six weeks on National Jazz Playlist, and “MilesTones” was #1 for four weeks! “Everything Is Cool” reached #8…all three spent over three months in the Top 20 of the Jazz Week Charts, on over 300 stations.
“This is really the complete package, neatly put together. If you haven’t had the experience of hearing Giacomo Gates, this is the right time. As far as anyone singing or sounding or creating and improvising like Giacomo Gates, no one comes close. In fact, he is so far out in front, they have eliminated second place.” Franz Dousky – biographer of Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley
“I have enjoyed hearing Giacomo Gates CD ‘Centerpiece.’’It’s so refreshing to actually hear the words and understand the lyrics, all to a swinging beat.” Dave Brubeck, acclaimed jazz pianist